Local News

  • Weather - Nov. 26, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. Southeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:48 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • Judgment Day - Ex-teacher must register as sex offender

    In the end it came down to a disgraced man crying, standing in a packed courtroom apologizing for his sins and for the hell he put his family through.

    It came down to the woman who chronicled in open court how her teacher and golf coach had seduced her beginning when she was just 14 — a freshman at Robertson High School trying to deal with her parents’ separation.

  • Local mechanic makes TV debut on national show

    Michael Romero started his automotive business in a small two-bay garage on Alamo Street.

    But don’t let the humble beginnings fool you. He has expanded that business to an automotive shop that brings in vehicles to the Meadow City from all over.

    Romero’s meticulous work has even caught the attention of a television personality, propelling him to the national spotlight via a cable network show.

  • School of Social Work accredited

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work has received official notice of reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The reaccreditation is for eight years, the maximum level possible.

    The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the Council on Social Work Education, or CSWE, as the sole professional accrediting body for social work programs in the United States.

  • US, Mexico sign rules on sharing Colorado River

    By Elliot Spagat
    The Associated Press

    CORONADO, Calif.  — The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how to spread the pain of drought and reap the benefits of wet years.

    The far-reaching agreement gives Mexico badly needed water storage capacity in Lake Mead, which stretches across Nevada and Arizona.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 23, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19:

    Antonio Esquibel, 18, magistrate court warrant, one count fourth-degree larceny
    Toby Gonzales, 56, Adult Probation Office warrant — alcohol consumption 10 day sanction
    Juan Gallegos, 31, Magistrate Court warrant, District Court Warrant, failure to pay, failure to appear
    Kelly Standifer, 28, under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, speeding
    Marcos Ruiz, 33, Magistrate Court warrant — six-day commitment

  • Wild horse advocates in state call for gentle tactics

    The Associated Press

    A federal agency’s proposal to use helicopters to gather hundreds of wild horses in northwestern New Mexico has drawn criticism from animal advocates who are urging the government to use gentler tactics.

    The Bureau of Land Management office plans to round up more than 270 wild horses off the Jicarilla/Carracas Mesa area near Navajo Dam.

    An estimated 405 mustangs now roam the 76,000-acre Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory of Carson National Forest and 32,000 acres of BLM-controlled land in the Carracas Mesa Wild Horse Herd Area.

  • Jobless rate drops slightly in New Mexico

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 6.3 percent for October, but state labor officials say the job growth rate remains negative.

    The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions said Tuesday the negative 0.7 percent over-the-year job growth rate represents a loss of about 5,900 jobs.

    The current round of job loss started in June after 10 months of positive growth. Those industries that are losing jobs include construction and professional and business services.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 23, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Nov. 23 — An inmate of the New Mexico State Hospital at Las Vegas, one of three who escaped Thanksgiving Day, was still at large today. He and two others escaped by dropping 15 feet from a security ward window. Two of the escapees were recaptured yesterday.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 23, 2012

    Wildlife Refuge will be open this Sunday

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday. The Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival features a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. Special events include a Bird-a-thon and Kids Wildlife Crafts from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.